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Albania launches its first two satellites into space

Jan 4, 2023

Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama on Tuesday announced the launch of two satellites into space in collaboration with California-based SpaceX.

This was reported by European Pravda.

"That's it, said is done. A Falcon 9 rocket has just been launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, as part of a joint SpaceX Transporter 6 mission that also transports our Albania1 and Albania2 satellites into space," Rama wrote on his Facebook page, also posting launch footage.

Rama added that from now on Albania has more high-tech capabilities to control, protect and manage the territory, obtaining in real-time important data on a number of key aspects for sustainable development.

The two satellites will cost the Albanian state $6 million and will be in its use for three years. The corresponding agreement between the National Civil Protection Agency and the operator Satellogic USA Inc. was signed on September 29, 2022.

Author - Olena Madiak, 04/01/2023

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